We are Ashton Vale Pre-School Committee and would like to give you a brief outline of our role and responsibility within the Pre-School setting.
We aim to ensure your child has the best possible start in their educational future with strong clear foundations laid. This is achieved with the knowledge, expertise, support, and care given by the staff, with the committee offering guidance and reassurances.
Ashton Vale Pre-School is a charity that is governed by a committee of trustees who oversee that all aspects of the Pre-school adhere to Ofsted regulations and the Charity Commissions regulations for such things as: child safety & welfare, health & safety, employment welfare & issues etc. We do this by ensuring policies & procedures are in place and updated, and finances maintained and training provided.
We adopt the 2011 Pre-School Constitution, which allows a member of staff to be a Committee member. As committee members we are deemed to be the ‘employer’ at the pre-school and by undertaking the 2011 Constitution we are covered by Trustee Indemnity Insurance which covers against personal liability made by the Charity or a 3rd person. The current committee is aimed at being a partnership between the committee, staff and parents. The day to day running of the pre-school is done by Lynne with assistance from the rest of the team, and the committee offering and ensuring they have all they require to undertake their jobs effectively.
We are a Charity organisation and rely on parents volunteering to join the committee so that the Pre-school can continue to operate as it currently does. You do not have to have any knowledge of how charities are run, employment law or finances etc, just energy and enthusiasm to help out where you feel you can.
We hold fundraising events which are always very successful and it has been great to see so many parents participate in all our events. The funds raised tend to go towards new resources/revamping areas of the Pre-School for improvements.
If what you have read sounds of interest and you wish to become a committee member or have any ideas to better the pre-school or fundraise, please contact our Chairperson